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Some of the People That Fought For Independence

OUR INDEPENDENCE; THE LABOURS OF OUR PAST HEROES Independence day is around the corner. We come together in celebration of the public holiday, a break from work and school. Also everyone tries to show patriotism by eating, partying and putting on green, white and green. In recent times, the country has been struggling. Economic meltdowns, political shakeups, educational, environmental and health fiascos. Even Psquare is in shambles. With all kinds […]

The Amazing Inspiring Works of Jaja Wachuku

JAJA WACHUKU Jaja Wachuku was a great man. He was a Pan-Africanist – they believe in the unity and self-reliance of the African people. He was the first speaker of the Nigerian House of Representatives, the first Nigerian ambassador to the United Nations and the first Nigerian Minister of Foreign Affairs. Jaja’s Family and Education His father was the king of Ngwa and his mother was a pioneer women’s rights […]

Deception, Crime and Punishment

The air was frenzied and everywhere was chaotic. People were in a stage of thorough preparation for yet another festival. One of the highlights was the division of the sacrifice between the gods and men. Zeus, the all-father and king of the gods, was o make the decision in the sacrifice. Though the youngest of siblings, he was revered as the oldest among everyone. He earned this right by saving […]

A Ways Back: Way Way Back

As a proud 90s kid, whenever I see certain items that ruled my childhood, nostalgia swims in and remains. The Cortina (not sure of the spelling) shoes we used to wear to school, Okin biscuits and banana bubble gum with helpful trivia inside – yet our parents didn’t want us chewing gum. Who can’t remember running to the landline to “this is X’s residence, who is speaking?” And the first […]

Some Days, The Nigerian Senate Do Their Jobs

  For a long time now, the calls for restructuring the country has grown louder and waxed stronger. It is hard to ignore the unmistakeable proof that the country needs – for lack of a better word – Jesus.  Today, while some governors were travelling en masse to see their runaway president in London, the senate decided to do their actual jobs. They did not fix the country overnight and things […]

The Igbo Myth of Creation: Igwe and Ala

For a very long time, the heavens were peaceful and glorious as all the Gods and Goddesses lived together in one part of heaven. However, each was individualistic, and therefore very independent. This caused a big problem in the heavens as jealousy and greed came upon the attitudes of the Gods and Goddesses. And so the Gods and Goddesses began to want all of the powers of the other Gods/Goddesses, […]

The Ancient Hausa Kingdom of Kano

  The Kingdom of Kano was a Hausa Kingdom in the north of what is now Northern Nigeria. It dates back before 1000 AD. Kano lies to the north of Jos Plateau near where the Kano and Challawa rivers flowing from the southwest converge to form Hadejia River, which eventually flows into Lake Chad to the east. One belief is that a man named Kano came to the area from […]

It Will Be Okay

  Drawing closer to her destination, she began to wonder. It had definitely been a long time since she had been here. Everyone will be excited to see her which is a feeling she has not been keen to in a while. The only thing she doesn’t like about this is how long it took her to come here or maybe the eccentricities of these people get to her some […]

Benin Empire: The Greatest Kingdom in All of What is Now Nigeria

The Benin Empire was a pre-colonial empire. Its capital was Edo now known as Benin City in Edo state. It was one of the oldest and most highly developed states in West Africa. The first name of the Benin Empire, since its creation sometime in the first millennium AD, was   Igodomigodo, as called by its own inhabitants. Their ruler was called Ogiso. The first Ogiso used much influence and gained popularity as […]

Medieval Times In Nigeria: Oyo Empire

    The Oyo Empire was a Yoruba empire established in the 15th century. It’s traced to the Western and North central Nigeria of today. Oyo Empire was the most politically important state in the region from the mid-17th to the late 18th century. It held sway over most of the other kingdoms in Yorubaland and over nearby African states, notably the Fon Kingdom of Dahomey in the modern Republic of Benin. The last prince of the Yoruba Kingdom […]